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Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

My whole point is in regard to the past...

Read my very first comment you questioned me on:

"How modern of you" - suggesting this day and age.
"Perhaps you never really have, but in the PAST"...suggesting...uh...the past?

So why wouldn't I include posts from the past? The whole reason this argument has come about is due to comments which are reflective in today's ridiculous game, compared to comments regarding the sport where there was a lot less 'footballery' (less being the word, there was always some!).

No, I didn't misinterpret that word at all, look at the language, whilst not 100% promoting, it is certainly not slamming the incident in the way words like (here I go again), 'disgusting' 'despicable' would... Those are clearly damning words, crazy is a bit more "oh shiiit" "mad" "wow".

"Second and third don't condone violence in anyway" - ever heard of "sin of silence", "inaction is as bad as acceptance" and all those other wonderful life quotes *rolls eyes*, so you say they don't condone it, but do they actively discourage it? No. So again, neutral stance which was precisely my point, totally contrary to this post of:
"That said, slapping someone on the back of the head that many times should be unnaceptable" so again, not nonsense, proves my point.

Next? 4th post, "a quote from someone with nothing to do with RD"... Who wrote that article precisely? Clearly RD chose to include it, however unless RD chose to include it with some irony, or some odd form of protest then both outcomes prove my point, it was either RD showong "yeh, it's just one of those things and I agree with Horwill" or, it was RD taking an entirely neutral stance which; as before, is entirely my point.

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Jacob Stockdale picks up Player of the Championship after breakthrough campaign

There may be other candidates sure, but Stockdale didn't just finish moves, he also did very well as a one man band also, a lot of individual efforts from a new guy on the scene who played very well. Hard to really complain about him.

Player of tournaments are rarely going to be tight fives, there is far too much dog work for them to do, it doesn't look pretty, it's probably more impressive to those that have either a knowledge of the game (?) or residents of those positions. General public etc won't really grasp the concept of a prop winning it for great prop work.. they'd have to scrum 100% then score tries like a wing

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

"Wouldn't that be a breath of fresh air?"

You're not suggesting going back to the barbaric days of paying for your actions with stiff consequences?

Like the time I knowingly rammed a shoulder into the guts of an unsuspecting player in a mail just after the whistle blew and had 5/8's of their pack land on top of me all attempting to get a dig in?

Sounds a bit too dangerous to me!

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

Jerome, you're arguing with a bloke who calls our fine book "rules"...

This just emphasises how ill informed this gentleman is.

2 Months, 2 Days ago

Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

Nonsense how precisely? You asked for examples of my comment where I said RD perhaps slyly promoted or just took a neutral stance..

So in actual fact my examples - the first one, show a sly promotion with the use of words like 'crazy' rather than "disgusting" or "despicable" or some other BS, the following examples were neutral comments...

So nope, not.nonsense at all..

2 Months, 2 Days ago

Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

Apologies, it was another big Scot - Nathan Hines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btcJjN-OUqY

Once again Im1 - Ferris is a victim...

View Video

2 Months, 3 Days ago

Castres hooker in trouble after strike is met with theatrical dive

Pint and a pie at the end of the day for the Castres hooker and a swift kick in the arse for the Brive hooker and his front row card revoked for 3 weeks. He also has to wear a pink tutu to all training sessions, club house meetings and basically anytime he goes anywhere near anything rugby related.

The above is compulsory I believe.

An additional punishment of having a badly drawn cock tattooed onto his chest may also be required.

2 Months, 3 Days ago

Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

I agree with you FD and you Jerome, but I believe I have seen it once... although I think it was Jim Hamilton and he was holding onto two players and sitting on a third...

2 Months, 3 Days ago

Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

http://www.rugbydump.com/2008/09/672/toulon-vs-stade-francais-fight-in-the-top-14
Brawl described as "crazy incident"...

http://www.rugbydump.com/2011/12/2283/morgan-parra-vs-george-chuter-and-manu-tuilagi-simultaneous-yellow
Just a fairly neutral description, no attempt to please the hordes of worried mums

http://www.rugbydump.com/2012/04/2481/jannie-du-plessis-slapped-with-off-field-yellow-card-after-starting-dust-up
Lots of quotations, descriptions of the incident, again, no attempt to qualm the fears of the worried mums..

http://www.rugbydump.com/2012/04/2489/front-rowers-ben-daley-and-dan-palmer-square-off-in-brisbane
Includes a quote by Horwill who basically says it was just one of those things...

Anyway. that's just a handful, I know times change, peoples style of play changes, the future comes and all of a sudden players like Bakkies, Martin Johnson, your gnarled front rowers and 'mad dog' back rows etc etc, are liabilities, not assets.. So of course, it's understandable that style of the media coverage has changed also. Given that this is a free site that requires no bank details, no 'upgrade to premium coverage' etc etc, one shouldn't really have too much to say about the literature surrounding the videos.... However I always love the fact that this site is a nice big step away from youtube and is followed by players, fans and the like, so I guess I assume that whilst there will always be minor disagreements, the majority of folks on here would back up the likes of Du Plessis smiting Fritz for his cynical behaviour.

2 Months, 3 Days ago

Castres hooker in trouble after strike is met with theatrical dive

I hate diving and I hate that these sorts of theatrics are creeping in more and more, however 2 points: 1. The game has done this to itself. In the past, seeing 2 front rowers knocking lumps out of each other was a fairly frequent sight. or at least having a tussle - this has been so policed now with TMO, cameras and even the citing and banning bunch after the game, why not "dominate" your opponent by hitting the deck and drawing attention to the incident. No longer can you physically dominate/impose yourself on an opponent, it's all down to 'clever tactics' and this, however low and slimy, is actually clever.

2. How can we say that didn't 'really hurt'.... I mean, I'm sure they go through more, but maybe, just maybe, that was a bit more painful - I doubt it, but can referees make calls over players pain thresholds?

2 Months, 3 Days ago